Lewisburg Electric recognized

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lewisburg, TN — Lewisburg Electric System has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

The Association helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service,” Michael Hyland said, the Association’s senior vice president of Engineering Services. “Public power has a strong track record of reliability.” Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities.

“We are proud to receive this recognition,” Brad Medley, general Manager at Lewisburg Electric System said. “It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers. We are working to improve reliability even more by upgrading the protective relaying and breakers in our sub-stations. Hopefully this work will be completed by the spring of 2018,”